Iqbal Day observed across Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: 78th death anniversary of national poet Allama Iqbal is being observed across Pakistan here at today with great zeal and zest. Ceremonies are being organized all over the country to pay homage to the greatest poet in Pakistan.
As per details, special ceremonies would be organized by PML, Pakistan Ideology Foundation, Central Majlis-e-Iqbal, Pakistan movement workers trust and other institutions across Pakistan.
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Speech contests, seminars, dialogues, debates, poetry and other programmes would also be held by various social and political organization while special documentaries would also be presented in the programmes.
On the other hand, guard changing ceremony is being held here at Mizar-e-Iqbal in Lahore while Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana, CM Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Secretary and Pak Army high rank officers would pay visit at Mizar for offering Fateha. Floral wreath would also be laid at Mizar-e-Iqbal.
Literary and cultural conference would be organized by Iqbal Academy in collaboration with the Arts Council.
Special programmes on Iqbal Day are being broadcasted by TV Channels while special editions have been published by newspapers.
Dr. Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877 and got his primary education from Sialkot while he completed his matric from Mission High School and completed his FA from Murray College, Sialkot.
Iqbal also went to England for his higher education and took admission in Cambridge University. He is also known as Shair-e-Mashriq poet of the East while he is also called Muffakir-e-Pakistan.
He died in Lahore on April 21, 1938 and is buried in Lahore near Badshahi Mosque.
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